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i still don't know if they're going to look like me, but we're some special folks. >> i like doing stuff with andy, it's a family fair and hey, he'll make them look good. >> reporter: in hollywood, casey steigel, fox news. >> thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. a hero's homecoming in northern virginia, marine pilot captain michael quinn was killed in a helicopter crash in arizona last month. tonight his remains were flown to reagan national airport. a long procession of police, firefighters and supporters escorted him home to percyville one last time. fox 5's bob barnard brings us the story of. >> reporter: they stood together by the thousands along main street in the heart of percyville and on north maple where a giant american flag was draped between two fire trucks. most here didn't know michael quinn, but one former teacher
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describes the 2002 graduate of loudoun valley high school this way. >> outstanding, brilliant, but most of all he was a man's man all the way. >> reporter: at 10 minutes till 9:00 the hearse carrying the fallen marine's remains began making its way through town headed to a nearby funeral home. >> captain quinn was my brother since he's a marine. we're all brothers and it's just the way we feel about the military in my family. we want to be there to support them as much as we can. >> reporter: the quinn family moved to purr is iville from the eastern shore of maryland -- percyville from the eastern shore of maryland when michael was in high school. his father is a volunteer firefighter here. >> his father brad and mother betsy are just very great people and the fact this town has been around them has been help for us as well as the family, i'm sure. >> reporter: michael quinn was a 28-year-old marine captain, naval academy graduate and
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pilot killed last month with six other marines when two helicopters crashed over the arizona desert during a nighttime training mission. quinn was scheduled to be deployed to afghanistan in the coming weeks. >> wonderful young man from the time he was an eagle scout to the time i wanted to join the military and -- he wanted to join the military and he knew exactly what he wanted to do as he grew up. >> reporter: this community when together in similar another son of percyville, army specialist stefan mace was killed in afghanistan. he of 21. >> we respect those folks who put -- he of 21. >> we respect those folks who put their life on the line every day whether it's in afghanistan or home training. it's a dangerous world in which we live. >> reporter: on this night the town again standing as one saluting the life of a hometown hero. bob barnard, fox 5 news. nine americans in afghanistan are bracing for another round of -- tonight americans in afghanistan are
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bracing for another round of violence. the military has not issued the soldier's name but we know it was his first tour in afghanistan after three tours in iraq. he's accused of shooting and killing 16 afghans, mostly women and children and burning some of their corpses. u.s. officials promise a thorough investigation. >> we will investigate this tragic incident and make sure that there is accountability. >> this is not who we are and the united states is committed to seeing that those responsible are held accountable. >> again the soldier's name has not been released, but we're told he's married and has two children. fox news learn ed suffered a traumatic brain injury in a -- learned he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a vehicle rollover but was deemed fit for duty before being deployed for the fourth time. volunteer firefighter kevin o'toole has now had four skin graft surgeries. the 22-year-old suffered second and third degree burns during
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the fire ruled an arson. o'toole is expected to stay in the hospital several weeks. six other firefighters were jr.ed. investigators are still looking for -- injured. investigators are still looking for leads. police say now suspended student alexander song said he was going to kill students on the college park campus yesterday, the threat was posted saturday night. police received several calls from people who saw it. detectives worked through the night to identify the sender. >> information provided to our detectives indicated he was off campus, but be expected to return shortly. surveillance was set up. when mr. song's vehicle came back onto campus, it was followed not only through our extensive camera network, but by our plainclothes officers as well. >> shortly after song was arrested he's currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. charges are pending. the news edge on virginia tonight, a bristow mother pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges in the death of her 2-year-old son. karen murphy accidentally left her son ryan in her minivan
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last june. she was sentenced to a year in jail suspended and six years probation, 400 hours community service. in d.c. tonight 16 arrests just today in the city's stepped up effort to fight street thieves stealing iphones and gadgets. the chief announced an ongoing sting operations netted those arrests. more than 600 arrests have been made since january 1st. today they served 13 warrants on local businesses they say were selling the stolen goods and that's not all they found. >> we also found that these same businesses had no problem purchasing from strangers on the street items like baby formula and over the counter drugs and putting them on their shelves and selling them to the public. >> just in today's bust police recovered 100 cell phones, seven ipads, 11 other tablets and notebook computers, gps devices, cameras and playstations plus drugs like k2 spice and marijuana.
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a story about an unusual crime wave in our area and around the country. police are trying to crack down on tide laundry detergent thieves. why are they stealing it? fox 5's karen gray houston in the newsroom with some answers. >> thieves are stealing bottles of liquid tide because they can make money by selling it on the black market. shoplifting is nothing new, but now thieves are taking it to another level. total care liquid tide is flying off the shelves, especially the bigger sizes, 100 and 150-ounce bottles that can retail for up to $20 be sold on the black market for 5 or $10. it's gotten so bad some retailers like cvs are either putting the tide behind the counter or locking it up. police in prince george's county had a big problem at a safeway grocery store in bowie where a ring of four or five suspects kept taking it. a police spokesman says they weren't teenagers but grown men who would load up bottles in grocery carts and walk out of the store. there have been some arrests.
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safeway says the activity seems to have diminished. the american cleaning institute that represents cleaning retailers is concerned about any kind of theft, but has reservations about impeding access to their products. >> it's also a concern if retailers try to restrict or make it difficult to buy these products. we understand retailers need to take measures to minimize retail theft. it's also a challenge, though, making sure consumers still have easy access to these products. >> thieves are making a huge profit selling the stolen goods. police say many of them are drug users feeding their habit buying heroin or meth right under cops' noses with tide. up next on the news edge at 11:00 he was a leader and a lover. can you guess which former president pursued his wife with
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long before richard nixon rose to power and fell from grace he was just another man
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in love. a new exhibit features letters that the 37th president wrote to his future bride. fox 5's allison seymour shows us nixon's softer side. >> reporter: on the day they met he told her he was going to marry her someday. >> she wasn't convinced that was the case right away, but as they got to know each other and realized that they shared a lot of the same hopes and dreams for their lives, they came together and became what later was known once his political career started as the pat and dick team. they spent 53 years together of. >> reporter: it began at a community theater audition in whittier california in 1938, a young lawyer, richard nixon, quite smitten by the lovely schoolteacher pat ryan. he courted her with persistence and a series of romantic letters. >> you remember that funny guy who asked you to go to a ladies night about two years ago? >> reporter: some of that correspondence is going on display at the richard nixon presidential library as part of an exhibit commemorating the life of pat nixon.
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>> richard's letters are ardent, poetic even in points, very demonstrative in terms of how he feels about pat. >> reporter: after two years of courtship and dozens of letters back and the forth they finally got married. >> her letters are lighter in tone but clearly very affectionate. one of my favorite lines from one of the letters is when she says if you get done early, come buy and i'll burn a hamburger for you of. >> reporter: nixon calls his wife to be his irish gypsy and my dearest heart and refers to himself in the third person. >> and when the winds blow and the rains fall and the sun shines through the clouds as it is now, he still resolves as he did then that nothing so fine ever happened to him or anyone else as falling in love with thee, my dearest heart, love dick. >> reporter: nixon was raised in a quaker tradition and in some of the letters he uses familiar quaker terms like thee and thine to refer to his future bride. >> it's not as i understand it
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language you would use outside of the home or close personal relationship and i think that expresses the closeness he felt for her. >> reporter: the same man who sounded so gruff and insensitive on the white house tapes penned these words. pat ryan fell for him and stood by him throughout the ups and downs of his political career. visitors to the presidential library say they're surprised to see this side of nixon, but in some ways these ardent letters are in keeping with the man's public perceptions about a man who resigned from the presidency because of the watergate scandal. >> i think he's a pretty tenacious person, doesn't surprise me. >> reporter: of course, nixon probably never expected anyone but pat, maybe his children who own the collection to read these sweet letters. just as he never expected the watergate tapes to be heard by the public. allison seymour, fox 5 news. some of you could be paying four bucks a gallon for gas tomorrow. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight, why sugary drinks are bad news for men. no.
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5, men who drink sugar sweetened beverages may have a higher risk of heart disease. it was found men who drank one 12-ounce sugar seatened beverage a day had a 20% higher risk of heart disease than men who didn't drink any. artificially sweetened beverages did not increase the risk. no. 4, eat less red meat. it's believed the more you eat, the shorter your lifespan, but you may be able to lengthen your lifespan eating more fish and poultry and exercising. no. 3, maryland lawmakers are debating a smoking ban in your car. you have a passenger younger than 8 years old. proponents say even though secondhand smoke affects kids of all ages limiting the ban to 8 years old will make it easier for officers to enforce. no. 2, watch where you park in d.c., it is residential street heating season. starting today park endorsement will hand out $30 tickets to people parked in sweeping zones. check the signs. some have been changed since last year. no. 1, get ready for $4 gas in the
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district. aaa says we could see it by tomorrow morning. prices jumped three cents gayle overnight to 3.99. the average in maryland is 3.79 and 3.68 in virginia and that's tonight's fox 5 top five. you to see this? a shark feeding frenzy 1/2-mile from a beach in western australia, the sharks 7 feet long leaping out of the water before digging into a school of tuna. the tuna gathered for their own meal on smaller fish. scientists say these scary shark lunches are common, but rarely so close to shore. a roar breaking catch in maryland. shawn wedzel caught an 80-pound blue catfish in ft. washington last month. the department of natural resources said blue catfish are invasive and hurt the population of smaller fish, so it's a good thing he brought the fish in. >> great time to go fishing, golfing, whatever.
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>> what i noticed is everybody getting the patio furniture out and cleaning it up at the restaurants, all week long mild nights and very warm days, more like may. so enjoy your definite -- it doesn't feel like a spring preview. i think spring is here now. we'll have a nice long run of this and very mild tonight, our temperatures still 66 degrees. let's check out the temperature trend. average is 54 for this time of year. 76 degrees tomorrow, probably not as pretty as today. there will be a few showers in the morning. there might be a few more in the afternoon and maybe a rumble of thunder on tuesday. wednesday looks dry and warm, 78 degrees. south of d.c. would not be surprised to find some of you hitting 80 degrees for the first time in 2012. thursday 76 degrees, another warm one. clouds might increase later in the day, maybe a couple showers into the overnight and friday at 73 might also feature a couple showers here and there, but nothing widespread.
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temperature-wise wow, still so mild when you think that 54 is average and we're still in the mid-60s in many spots, 56 for annapolis, and 54 meaning the average high temperature for the day, 55 in pittsburgh, a lot of warm air even up through the great lakes, still mild there, new york city coming in at 62 degrees and detroit61. so very mild across the eastern half of the nation and while we do expect these temperatures to stay in the mid-50s overnight, it looks like we'll be seeing a lot of clouds as well and also the possibility here and there of a couple light showers. early morning commute might feature a couple showers. i think you could go in at 7:00 or 8:00, they should be out of here or at least south and east of d.c. it will be a warm breezy tuesday, maybe an early morning shower and the possibility of a couple isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon, best chance along and east of i-95. really it's only a slight
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chance and nothing severe. you'll notice the wind out of the south, southwest at 10 to 20. it will pump in a little humidity that you might notice tomorrow. spotty shower at 8 a.m., 57, best chance south and east of d.c. by noon we're breezy but mostly sunny and certainly mild at 70. by 5:00 maybe watching for the possibility of a couple more showers or thunderstorm popping up, especially east of the district. our temperature at 5:00 75 degrees and now that we're into daylight saving time, you'll have a lot of sunshine to deal with even on the latter part of that evening commute. keep that in mind. tonight a couple showers here and there. they've been pretty spotty, a lot of this drying up before it comes across the mountains. we'll continue to watch to the west. there are a few more watches behind this and out to west virginia. it hold together, we could see some of that moving through 4:00, 5:00 in the morning. there's been a more significant line of thunderstorms through the detroit area. that is with a cold front that's not lated to get in
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here. wanted to show you -- slated to get in here. wanted to show you through new england to the deep south tomorrow there's a slight chance of a couple of thunderstorms. it's just the general area. don't let it take you by surprise. at 5 a.m. on our futurecast see the couple showers east of d.c., but by 8:00 they're out of here. we run this out a few more hours, a couple more showers but nothing widespread and it certainly does not continue into wednesday which will be sunny and warm. five-day forecast time, we're 76 with that spotty storm tomorrow, a couple dry warm days and we introduce more chances for showers toward the end of the week on friday and saturday, but we do not ditch the heat. it will be around. that's weather, but plenty of redskins news. dave feldman has it all for you right now. this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with dave feldman. >> good evening. free agency begins tomorrow at 4 p.m., but the skins already made a couple moves. cutting fullback mike sellers
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and safety oshiomogho atogwe, but the big news is that the nfl is taking away millions of dollars of salary cap space belonging to the redskins for front loading contracts during the uncapped 2010 season, this according to league sources. the skins will reportedly lose 36 million in cap space. skins gm bruce allen issued a statement tonight saying the team had not received any documentation from the league concerning adjustments to the team's cap in 2012. it appears the redskins have decided to go the draft route over the free agent route to acquire franchise quarterback. all signs have the redskins rob with the second overall pick acquired from the rams. one redskin receiver not the only one caught up in rg3 mania. >> the buzz around d.c. and the whole dmv is basically rg3 crazy. twitter has gone crazy. at a signing everybody was asking me about rg3. everybody is exciting and it's very good for the organization and the area.
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now we just want to make sure that same excitement translates to the field and then everything will roll from there. tonight the wizards embarked on a six-game road trip beginning in san antonio against the spurs. the team found the win column 11 straight times against washington. final seconds 1st half the spurs lose the handle. dawan blair to richard jefferson whose three beats the buzzer, wizards down 14 at the break. 2nd half chris singleton to javale mcgee who just floats it in. he's a high floater, had a team high 21, deficit down to 8, but the game belonged to tony parker, missed the last game with a calf injury responded here with 31. wizards fall to the spurs 112- 97. wiz have lost nine of 11 and fall to 3-15 on the road. don't go anywhere. when we return, the maryland women find out who their dance partner will be, ncaa women's tournament selection when we come back. turn left.
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friday afternoon in columbus, high high, the hoyas will hope what they begin or begin what they hope is a long journey. they'll take on the belmont bruins in the first round of the ncaa tournament. hoyas coming off a big east tournament where they defeated pittsburgh by 12 in the second round game. senior henry sims followed up that game with another fine outing against cincinnati, but it was not enough in the double overtime hoss. still george town enters as a no.
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3 seed. gt3 has experienced the highs and lows of march madness. >> we've seen all parts of it to a couple early runs. that's the beauty of this tournament is that it's one and done. you have to play well if you have a home game. this was the scene tonight at maryland where brenda frese and the acc tournament champs learned they are a second seeded in raleigh region and face navy saturday in the opening round game. the winner gets michigan state or louisville. fortunately the terps are home school for the first two rounds. >> love the bracket. the fact that we're hosting and being at home in front of our tremendous fans and then if we, you know, take care of business, it's tournament time. you've got to win to be able to advance. obviously if you're fortunate enough to be able to move on to the raleigh region, we know we'll travel well. our fans will be there.
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it's a warm five-day, a couple light showers later tonight and tomorrow. >> now you have the news edge. news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. have a great night. thanks as always for staying up
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